Thursday, 31 January 2013

Flowers and More Flowers

Having feasted our eyes on Gainsborough paintings we came across another feast for the eyes as we drove through Halstead. This small town not far from home had been awarded a prize for 
'Britain in Bloom'
I just had to park the car and get out my camera





















Beautiful Summer flowers everywhere

15 comments:

Adrienne said...

Beautiful! I am SO ready for Spring! Thank you for the spot of color on this dreary, gray Pacific Northwest day.
~Adrienne~

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Those flowers sure do make a difference. So nice to see those blooms on a cold winter day .

Vee said...

Stunning! That town has the exact right idea. Wish all towns would plant lots of flowers like that. I really enjoyed the crown motif showing up in the hanging basket and the hens and chicks garden. Lovely photography, too, Barbara!

E Wix said...

A treat indeed!

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Oh, Barbara; this town with its charming buildings and GORGEOUS flowers really makes me want to re-visit England. Maybe one day.

I enjoyed this post -- have a great day.

Denise

Susan said...

What beautiful pictures of flowers. Spring really is coming soon, isn't it? Thank you.

Trisha said...

Beautiful flowers Barbara, I can hardly wait for Spring. Blessings.

Grayseasailor said...

While I have a few purple crocus bulbs blooming indoors at the moment, it is so lovely to see the splendid colors of your summer flowers on my computer screen! I am smiling at you in appreciation, Barbara :-) Somehow, I have missed your posts since Christmas and have just now caught up...grand cathedrals, grand art, grand climbing adventures, and Grand sledding!!! [I especially enjoyed that picture of you sledding.] Thanks for posting!!! xx from Gracie

nikkipolani said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! Such exuberant displays -- and especially striking against old stone or brick.

Scriptor Senex said...

Summer seems a long time ago now. Roll on Spring.

Terri said...

Lifts the spirits during the dulls of winter. Thank you for the flowers!
Hugs

CherryPie said...

Wonderful! I can't wait for spring the the emergence of floral beauties :-)

Pondside said...

What a gorgeous visit to the land of summer. I wish for it but the fog and rain continue here on the Island. Thanks for the glimpse of what will (eventually!) come.

loveithandmade said...

Oh, beautiful shots of beautiful flowers on this gray February day....I cannot wait to plant my own again soon!

Sara said...

There certainly are colorful blooms everywhere in Halstead. The local nursery businesses must be doing quite well too.